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Friday, November 5, 2010

Our Purple Plans

Our color this week was the color purple. Even though we don't have lots of purple things in the classroom, (or clothes in our closet), we have fun with this color.

On Tuesday we did printing. I had a picture of a Pterodactyl--sure he can be purple. I then had a cross stitching mat and piece of textured fabric. I let the children decide which pattern they like for their picture. Then they rolled paint onto the mat or the fabric, pressed the picture onto the painted area, and--tada--a beautiful print. They thought it was amazing.

On Thursday we got to glue some purple grapes onto a picture so that Ernie would have a big pile of yummy grapes.

To follow the theme of purple grapes, and good foods, I had a big piece of paper with a bowl drawn on it. I then asked the children to used their fingers and a purple stamp pad to add some grapes to the bowl--oh, and the table, chairs, dolls, blocks, etc. Good thing it cleans easily.

We also used some red and blue color windows to blend together to see the color purple. Lots of fun!

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1 comment:

Niki Jolene said...

I love this print making idea. I really want to do more process art with my class this year. Any suggestions on resources for these kinds of projects?